DJ Food One Man's Weird Is Another Man's World

DJ Food One Man's Weird Is Another Man's World
Ninja Tune has been one of the great forward-thinking independent labels of the last 20 years and DJ Food, a project that emerged from the label's Coldcut founders, has been a cult favourite throughout its many incarnations. Now operating solely at the hands of Strictly Kev, DJ Food is back for the first new EP in a trilogy prior to a full artist album next year. Despite much anticipation it's sad to say that it offers very little depth and substance when compared to the consistent quality released over the years. The majority of the album still revels in the now broadly over-abused trip-hop breaks and old movie samples that exploded into popularity almost 15 years ago when Coldcut opened up 70 Minutes of Madness with the immortal words: "This is a journey." Post-rock opener "The Electrik Hoax," which is the most complete composition here, gives some hope that Kevin Foakes may be able to pull off a solid album for the full release in 2010. (Ninja Tune)